2 arrested for failing to stop for immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint

2 arrested for failing to stop for immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint
The Malaysia-registered car, driven by a 34-year-old Malaysian female, was tailgating another car in front at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
PHOTO: ICA

SINGAPORE - Two people have been arrested for failing to stop for immigration clearance at Woodlands Checkpoint over two consecutive days, said Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Tuesday.

In the first case on Monday at 3.50am, a 41-year-old Malaysian man driving a Singapore-registered car drove past the immigration counter without stopping for clearance.

The ICA officer activated the alarm and the Arrival Car Zone was locked down immediately. The car was found within the checkpoint and the driver, who is a Singapore permanent resident, was placed under immediate arrest.

In the second case on the following day, another car was detected for failing to stop for immigration clearance at about 5.10am.

The Malaysia-registered car, driven by a 34-year-old Malaysian female, was tailgating another car in front at the Woodlands Checkpoint.

The alarm was activated and the Arrival Car Zone was locked down immediately. ICA officers intercepted the car within the checkpoint and requested for the driver to switch off the engine and to unlock the vehicle.

The driver refused to comply and officers had to break both front and rear passenger windows to escort her out of the vehicle.

It was found that she was in possession of an expired travel document. She was then placed under arrest.

Investigations for both cases are ongoing.

klim@sph.com.sg

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